Deltona High increasing law enforcement presence after false report of gunshots, district says

Lockdown placed on school after deputies received a 911 call reporting gunshots on the campus

Volusia County Sheriff's Office (WKMG 2021)

DELTONA, Fla. – There will be an enhanced law enforcement presence at Deltona High School this week, after false reports of gunshots on Tuesday, according to district officials.

The school was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after deputies received a 911 call reporting gunshots heard on the campus.

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Volusia County deputies responded to the school and found there was no threat on campus, according to a statement from Volusia County Schools, calling it a “false report.”

The sheriff’s office also said there was no evidence of gunshots found.

According to the statement, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Volusia County School’s Security Operations Team will continue to investigate the report, and there will be an increased law enforcement presence throughout the week as a result of the call.

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Penny De La Cruz started working at WKMG-TV in September 2021. Before joining News 6, Penny worked at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas.